Results 121–140 of 186 for speaker:Major Lyall Wilkes

Oral Answers to Questions — African Colonies: Kipande Registration System (Kenya) (31 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make representations to the Government of Kenya regarding the abolition of the Kipande system of registration which is causing resentment amongst Africans in Kenya.

Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt: Mufti of Jerusalem (29 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under what conditions and surveillance the ex-Mufti, who is classified as a war criminal, is today living in Egypt.

Oral Answers to Questions — Egypt: Mufti of Jerusalem (29 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the ex-Mufti has been officially listed as a war criminal by the Yugoslav Government, and that in a speech made to the Egyptian Senate, on 15th July, which was fully reported in "The Times" on 16th July, the Egyptian Premier stated that no restrictions were to be placed either on the political activities or movements of the Mufti in Egypt? Has my right hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Poland: Sudan (Flogging) (29 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will give the figures for the number of persons in the Sudan punished by flogging during 1945 and the preceding years from the outbreak of war and the number of civilians and members of the Sudan Defence Force who were subject to flogging during these years, with the types of offence for which this punishment was ordered.

Oral Answers to Questions — Poland: Sudan (Flogging) (29 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Does not my right hon. Friend agree that the worrying thing about such figures as have been published is that there has been a very rapid rise in floggings, from 25,000 in 1937 to 35,000 in 1944? What is the reason for this rapid increase?

Oral Answers to Questions — Greece: General Spiliotopoulos (22 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that General Spiliotopoulos, recently appointed chief of staff to the Greek Army, on 28th September, 1941, wrote to the high command of the gendarmerie and police administration of Salonika ordering them to search out and surrender all British soldiers hiding in Greece to the German authorities; that General Spiliotopoulos...

Oral Answers to Questions — Greece: General Spiliotopoulos (22 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Is it not obvious that, first of all, whatever were the secret affiliations of this officer, the Germans had no complaint at all to make of him, and retained him in his position of influence throughout the occupation; and, secondly, that this letter and the file number, photostatic copies of which appeared throughout the Greek Press, and other evidence, were quite sufficient in November,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Greece: Plebiscite (22 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the proposed form of the Greek plebiscite for 1st September will specifically avoid any decision on the constitutional question of monarchy or republic but will allow a decision only on the personal question of whether King George shall or shall not return to Greece; and what representations have been made to the Greek...

Oral Answers to Questions — Greece: Plebiscite (22 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: The only point which arises is whether there will be any provision in this rather complicated and involved procedure to declare publicly the number of votes which are cast in favour of a republic?

Oral Answers to Questions — Greece: Prison Administration (22 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will bring to the attention of those British prison advisers serving Athens with the British Police Mission, who are charged with giving aid in the reorganisation of the Greek prisons, paragraph 104, on page 24, of the Report of the British Legal Mission to Greece; and whether he will ask the British Police Mission to ascertain why...

Oral Answers to Questions — Greece: Prison Administration (22 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: While I thank my right hon. Friend for part of that reply, may I ask him whether he is aware that this paragraph draws attention to the fact that these Quislings are living in converted flats, with wireless sets, electric heaters and unlimited food brought in from outside, and is not this a particularly appropriate case for intervention by the British police officers and British authorities...

Oral Answers to Questions — Greece: Prison Administration (22 Jul 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Is my right hon. Friend prepared to give instructions to the British police officers in Greece that they should make representations about this extremely disgusting matter?

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office: Clerical Grades (Outdoor Work) (6 Jun 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what arrangements exist to enable established members of the clerical grades in his Department who, because of war service, are recommended for health reasons to seek outdoor work, to be transferred to appropriate duties without loss of pay or prospects of promotion.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Pensions: Personal Case (6 Jun 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Minister of Pensions what decision has-been reached in the case of 3608154 Private Henry Rush, particulars of which were sent to him by the hon. Member for Newcastle, Central, on l9th March and 17th April last.

Oral Answers to Questions — African Colonies: Nigeria (Cost of Living Allowances) (5 Jun 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the progress of the inquiries and the recommendations made by the Cost of Living Allowances Commission, appointed after the general strike in Nigeria last year.

Egypt (Treaty Negotiations) (24 May 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: When I used to read the long and exhaustive histories of our relations with America in the 18th century, and of our relations with Ireland in the 19th century, I used to believe that the people who were the real menace to this country, and the people who would, if given their heads, lose us our Empire, were hon. Gentlemen of the calibre of many of the hon. Gentlemen opposite, who quite fail...

Egypt (Treaty Negotiations) (24 May 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: It is true that we have made some contribution. Nevertheless, anyone who knows Egypt knows that illiteracy, disease, lack of sanitation and lack of housing are such, there and throughout the Middle East, that if we have been predominant in the Middle East for the last 100 years, the present state of the fellah and the Arab worker is no great credit to us. I would suggest, to the Committee and...

Egypt (Treaty Negotiations) (24 May 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: Is it not, perhaps, taking too pessimistic a view, or even anticipating the results of the present negotiations, when the hon. and gallant Gentleman suggests that the British have already gone from Egypt? Is not the object of the present move to remove British troops from Egypt so that negotiation may go on in the most favourable atmosphere, and might not the result be that we shall be in and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Greece: General Elections (18 Mar 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has considered the Greek Government's decree of Wednesday, 13th March, banning all political meetings throughout the period of the forthcoming elections; and if he has addressed any communication to the Greek Government on this subject.

Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and Grants (14 Mar 1946)

Major Lyall Wilkes: asked the Minister of Pensions whether, when a disabled soldier's first marriage has taken place within the statutory period of 10 years from the incurring of the disability, wife's maintenance allowance will be payable in respect of the wife of a second marriage when the first marriage has been dissolved by death or a divorce in which the disabled soldier was the innocent party.


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